Sunday, October 02, 2016

One Week to Portland: Speed Betting!

Another great day to donate! Two marathons and two charities! Let's raise a combined $6,500 for cancer research through Fred's Team and low-income seniors with Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)!

Donate to H.O.M.E. here (write in "marathon" in note section). Donate to Fred's Team here

You've raised 39% of $6,500! Nice work! And an even split between our two charities!

Join the funnest way to donate! Bet your donation on my marathon finishing time!

Place a base pledge this week! Must be in before October 9th - the day of the Portland marathon. Fulfill pledge on October 9th or on November 6th if taking the Double Down Super Round.

Here is how it works:
If I set a Portland PR (aka, if I just show up) then you multiply your pledge by 1.
If I beat my NYC PR (4:21:16) then the multiplier is 1.1.
If I beat my Chicago PR (4:01:57) then the multiplier is 1.3.
If I'm under 4 hours then the multiplier is 1.7.
If I beat my long-standing goal of 3:52:00 then the multiplier is 2.5.
Awesome, right?

But wait there's more. The optional Double Down Super Round!
If I beat my Chicago PR in both Portland and in NYC then the multiplier is 1.7.
If I'm under 4 hours in both races then the multiplier is 2.5.
If I beat 3:52:00 in both races then the multiplier is 4.
Chart form!
We have people already signed up! These early pledges are directed to both H.O.M.E. and Fred's Team. In total $112 dollars of base pledges were made - all under the Double Down! That means, if I blast both marathons - hitting my target time of 3:51 we could raise a whopping $448! And while that is highly unlikely (given that I've never moved that fast for that long, much less in two back to back marathons) I am aiming to do just that.

Will you join in? Make your pledge here!

And just in case you need more encouragement, make a pledge and your name will be entered into a prize lottery. Fred's Team has given me a handsome long sleeve t-shirt and HOME has given a great tote bag for groceries and such. Two lucky winners will be the proud owners of sweet swag.

Back and Front. I actually own an iron. But using it...
Such an amazing capacity for storage!

Stay tuned. Tuesday will be filled with my latest and most informative running times. You know, so you can make your donation bets with precision. Because why not have the data?

Wednesday will remind you just why we are supporting both HOME and Fred's Team. Both groups do good. And it is my privilege to help raise a bit of money for such honorable causes.

Then the Portland marathon will be over and I'll start to find out how the back to back actually feels!

That and more.

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